When we finally got to MIT, we were given the final track. It was huge
and took up an entire ice rink!
The race course required all the skills we built throughout the summer, having many components needing open CV, and we decided to use ROS to connect and create nodes, notably our safety controller. The course had lots of challenges which testing our programming to the limits! Continue reading “Race Car Wrap up”
The FIX IT team is very excited to be participating in the Autonomous Race Car Competition in Cambridge, Massachusetts this summer. For students in the United States, they will be participating in the Beaverworks summer program. Our team has been working through the material online.
Continue reading “Race Car Update 1”
The FIX IT team is very excited to be participating in the Autonomous Race Car Competition in Cambridge, Massachusetts this summer. For students in the United States, they will be participating in the Beaverworks summer program. FIX IT will be the only team from Canada at the event!
Continue reading “FIX IT Autonomous Race Car”
Today we had a tour of StarFish Medical https://starfishmedical.com/
with Nathan Müller. At StarFish, they design and develop lots of
innovative medical devices.
Continue reading “StarFish Medical Tour”
Our matches went well, finally, and there were no major connection issues. At our last few events, there were many issues that would pop up during competitions. These three days at Super Regionals were relatively good in that aspect.
Continue reading “FTC West Super Regional – Wrap Up”
Friday was the opening day of the FIRST Tech Challenge West Super Regional Tournament in Spokane Washington. http://ftcwest.org/
FIX IT is competing with 71 other teams coming from Alaska to New Mexico. We had judging, robot inspection, team photos, and even our first three matches. Continue reading “FTC West Super Regional”
FIX IT has done a lot of flying with robots over the years. One team member added it up and our robots have spent over 192 hours flying on planes!
As we get ready for the FTC West Super-Regional we want to pass on some tips and lessons learned. Continue reading “Traveling with FTC Robots”
The British Columbia FTC Championships were held at St. Michaels University School in Victoria on Feb. 17, 2018. It was really nice having a competition that we didn’t have to travel to! We even got to play a match with our new team 13724 BUILD IT.
Continue reading “BC FTC Championships”
Washington state was an amazing event! It was a huge competition held in the Showare Center in Kent, with a ton of great people, amazing robots and energy across the entire event. We saw so many teams in so many bright colours together in this huge stadium. Continue reading “Washington State FTC Championship”
FIX IT is publishing our FTC engineering notebook as it was submitted to the Judges when we were nominated for THINK and we won INSPIRE at the Houston FIRST Championship in April 2017.
We’ve created a Google Drive folder containing PDFs for each section of our engineering notebook.
We’ve added a Engineering Notebook Tips resources page to our web site. There are tips and a checklist teams can go through in order to improve your notebook.